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Started by whatevah, February 23, 2005, 08:11:19 pm

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Cadet Bonnett

I have a 101 card but all i am certified in is

GES

nothing up thier in the high standards but it's a start...
Cadet A1C Christin Bonnett
Registered Peer Mediator
SET, GES Certified
NH Wing

El Campamento del Ala de NH aquí yo vengo.

Xeno

GES
*GTM 3
*MRO

************
I've been on one mission. We were trying to track a moving signal through Southwest Arkansas until it moved into Texas, Texas Wing had a GT on stand by and tried to intercept it once it crossed the state border but they couldn't locate it either. My guess is that is that someone hit a bump and set off an EPIRB in their boat while pulling it down the interstate.

C/1st Lt. Josh Sims
C/CC SWR-AR-095

121.5 -- If you crash, we will dash...

arajca

Quote from: Cadet Bonnett on August 01, 2005, 01:26:37 am
I have a 101 card but all i am certified in is

GES

nothing up thier in the high standards but it's a start...

It's a start. Keep in mind that GES is the basis for all other qualifications. If you lose GES (usually due to failure to take the online update tests), you lose EVERYTHING. I know of several members who put off taking the new GES test after the last revision of the ES regs and came to a SAREX only to find out they weren't qualified for ANYTHING ( the MP's were really p.o.'d  ;D).

When the online update tests come out, your unit ES officer or Commander should tell you about them. BUt, the folks here will most likely post about the difficulty level of the tests (generally not very :)).

MIKE

arajca,

You know whats weird is that I took and passed part I of the exam when they updated the CAPT 116, but my CAPF 101 on MIMS  still shows  my earlier completion date from sometime back in '02... Never lost any of my quals.


Mike Johnston

arajca

You did update, so your GES remained current. You didn't recertify which should change the date. However, since I do not know the inner working of MIMS - nor would I want to - I can't say if that is normal or correct. But, since your 101 card says it's current, then it's current.

Back to the topic:
GES
MSA
MRO
MSO
*CUL (need one more mission to lose the asterisk)
*LO

ladyreferee

Ok, how do you start participating in missions if your squadron doesn't?  What is the first thing you need to do?
CHERYL K CARROLL, Major, CAP

arajca

Each wing has a number of SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) that all members in the wing can participate in - regardless of their unit's activity level in ES. Your unit ES officer or Commander should have the information. If they don't, or refuse to give it out, contact your group or wing ES officer for the information.

ladyreferee

CHERYL K CARROLL, Major, CAP

ctrossen

Quote from: ladyreferee on August 02, 2005, 05:30:01 pm
Ok, how do you start participating in missions if your squadron doesn't?  What is the first thing you need to do?

It'll be tough, to be sure, but also an extremely worthwhile and rewarding journey--especially if you manage to entice the rest of your unit into participating in this particular mission.

First thing's first--you need a 101 card. If you haven't already, study CAPR 60-3 and take the basic ES test online.

We use WMU here in Wisconsin to keep track of all ES ratings. It may take a few days, but once you pass the test, that information will migrate into the WMU system. Your squadron commander will still need to approve that within the WMU system, though. Once that's done, you'll be able to print out your 101 card and participate in missions as a trainee. (A wonderful tutorial was handed out at the last Commander's Call if you or members in your unit are having difficulty with WMU.)

From there, you need to decide what "route" you want to go--mission base staff, ground team or aircrew.

All three have a number of different specialties that you can qualify in. The mission base staff track may well be the easiest to get into when coming from a unit without an established ES training program. There's two "entry" positions--Mission Radio Operator (MRO) and Mission Staff Assistant (MSA). For MRO, you will also need your Radio Operator Authorization (ROA), which requires completion of Basic Communications User Training (if you don't have someone in your unit that can provide that training, you'll need to coordinate with another unit or the Wing Comm Officer to set up that training for your unit).

On the other hand, there are no prerequisites for MSA (other than possessing the 101 card). You'll ultimately need to complete Incident Command System level 200 training, but that's something you can in the confort of your own home.

If you want to get started, there's a Wing training mission that will be happening 12-14 August up in Shawano. Contact Capt. Jeff Thompson (member of the Shawano unit and our wing Deputy Director of Operations) and tell him you're interested in training on the staff.

Alternately, if you want to get into the Ground Team or Aircrew tracks, that'll require a bit more effort. Watch the wing calendar--we'll be offering basic Ground Team and/or a Mission Aircrew course sometime in the future. Attend those and you'll have a good headstart. If you don't want to wait, your best chance is to work with another unit that does have an established ground team or aircrew.

(Whatever you do, *don't* just show up at a mission and assume that someone will train you. The ground teams and aircrews that show up are likely going to be "full" and in any event will generally have certain tasks or specific bits of training that their members need to accomplish.

On the other hand *do* coordinate with other units, if you want to get ground team or aircrew training, or the mission staff if you want MSA training. Let them know you're new to the program and want to get started.)

Before you get started, though, you will want to take a look at the training materials on the national website:

http://level2.cap.gov/visitors/programs/operations/emergency_services/emergency_services_curriculum.cfm

There are Task Guides for Mission Base Staff, for Aircrew, and for Ground Team. The Specialty Qualification  Training Records (SQTRs) at the back of each book indicate what training you need to accomplish for each specialty.


Regards,

Lt. Col. Chris Trossen, CAP
Commander, Milwaukee E.S. Squadron
Chris Trossen, Lt Col, CAP
Agency Liaison
Wisconsin Wing

CAPRANGER

Right now, currently:

GES
GTM3
GTM2
GTM1
GTL
SET
*MS
//SIGNED//
JOSEPH S. GORGOGLIONE, A1C, USAF
USAF Command Post Controller
www.ctbrad.ang.af.mil
CAPSearchandRescue@gmail.com

thefischNX01

MS
GES
SET

And working on MO.  been on one mission and 2 SAREX's
Capt. Colin Fischer, CAP
Deputy Commander for Cadets
Easton Composite Sqdn
Maryland Wing
http://whats-a-flight-officer.blogspot.com/

CAPSeahawk8

 Well lets see

GES
OSC
PSC
LSC
FASC
AOBD/T
GBD
MO
MS
GTL
GTM3
GTM2/T
UDF
CUL
MRO
MSO/T
MSA

And I have about 18 missions in the last year, 70+ Sorties all told since my cadet days.


1st Lt Andy Wiggs
NC Wing ES training Officer

NDCS

Here are my ES Quals:
GES
GTM-3
GTL
MRO
CUL
MO
MS
UDF
GBD
OSC
PSC
IC-3
:-X



Dean Reiter Col CAP
ND/CC ND001

Mac

OK I'll put my $.02 in.

GES
GTM-3
GTM-2
GTM-1
GTL
GBD
MSA
MRO
CUL
FLM
FLS
MS
UDF
OSC
PSC
IC-3*
MO*

Now if i could just remember what they all stand for.... :D
Derk MacPherson, Lt Col, CAP
Vice Commander
Alaska Wing, PCR-AK-001

afgeo4

Ok, here goes nothing (literally)

GES
SET
*UDF
*FLM
*MSA

3 actual missions (UDF).  1 find (a great story I shall soon share).
GEORGE LURYE

Pylon

Quote from: afgeo4 on December 14, 2005, 06:21:31 pm
Ok, here goes nothing (literally)

GES
SET
*UDF
*FLM
*MSA

3 actual missions (UDF).  1 find (a great story I shall soon share).



Dude, you've got to get some ratings knocked down.  You're an ES officer.  ;)

But seriously, you should share your Naval battleship "Find" story over in our "Tall Tales" section.  I certainly enjoyed it.   ;D
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP

afgeo4

Well... I'm 1 training sortie away from checking off FLM and UDF.  The one thing that's holding me back is mission number (I need two for FLM and one for UDF) and first aid.  We're working on the medical stuff with 174th FW.  Cadet Reed is about to be certified with ANG as an instructor.

I will write the Navy story in a minute.
GEORGE LURYE

MustangCadet

How do you get qualified for all that stuff? I'm new to the ES program but have been in the cadet Program for a year this coming March.
C/CMSgt Anthony Gallozzi
Mustang Cadet Squadron
RMR-CO-148
HGA White Hat '07

Pylon

Quote from: MustangCadet on December 23, 2005, 05:26:02 am
How do you get qualified for all that stuff? I'm new to the ES program but have been in the cadet Program for a year this coming March.


Talk to your squadron Emergency Services officer about opportunities to train.  Make sure you've taken the GES (CAPT 116) test online (through E-Services), and it won't hurt to knock off the extra parts either (CAPT 117). 

Also, check your Group & Wing calendar for upcoming SAREXs and ES training events and attend as often as possible.   :)

That's the basic gist of it.  Good luck!
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP

MustangCadet

thx. i've passed the GES so thats the only one. Oh yea Im a qualififed flight line marshaller so is that something?
C/CMSgt Anthony Gallozzi
Mustang Cadet Squadron
RMR-CO-148
HGA White Hat '07